Suspect 'gropes' woman in Mesa near Loop 101/Baseline Road

Posted at 10:52 AM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 21:39:54-04

Authorities are asking for the public’s help finding a man who "groped" a woman in Mesa. 

On March 22, a woman called police after an Asian man inappropriately touched her over her clothing in the area of Loop 101 and Baseline Road. 

The woman told officers that the man asked if she wanted to be “friends with benefits” before she struck him on the arm and he fled on a longboard, police said.

During the investigation, multiple residents of the area reported seeing someone matching the description often riding a skateboard in the area.

The suspect is described as being in his mid-20s, about 5’7”, 160-pounds with black hair, brown eyes, clear or silver glasses and a goatee. At the time of the incident, he was wearing dark cargo shorts, a dark hooded sweatshirt and was riding a longboard.

Anyone with information about the suspect or his whereabouts is urged to call Mesa police at 480-644-5019.